Classic No. 2 (C)

5.00 / 5 (3 reviews)


This genuine classic craft knife has been part of the Swedish craft tradition for over a century. With a barrel-shaped, red-stained birch handle, and a 2.5 mm thick, and 105 mm long blade made of carbon steel, no task is impossible.

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This is a real classic handicraft knife that has been part of the Swedish handicraft tradition for over a century. It is also easy to sharpen, which means that you can experience it over and over again.

With a barrel-shaped red-stained birch handle and a 2.5 mm thick carbon steel blade, no task is impossible. The polymer sheath has a polished finish and is clad with the Dalecarlian coat of arms. Complemented by a belt loop of Swedish vegetable-tanned leather, it is designed to withstand the test of time for generations to come. Carbon steel rusts, so wipe and oil the blade after use. These characteristic craft knives with red-stained birch handles were first introduced about a hundred years ago with the ambition of imitating an exclusive mahogany-handled knife. Since then, the Morakniv Classic has grown to become one of the most beloved lifestyle knives in the world. A timeless Morakniv knife in its purest form. Generations of craftsmen and artisans throughout history have used, personalised and refined the knives to meet their own needs, making the Morakniv Classic a part of unforgettable memories and an invaluable part of the future.

Brand: Morakniv

Knife Series: Classic

Knife Type: All-round

Usage Area: All-round

Blade Length: 105 mm

Blade Thickness: 2,5 mm

Knife Length: 214 mm

Total Length: 250 mm

Net Weight: 94,6 g

Steel Type: Carbon Steel

Blade Shape: Straight

Blunt Tip: No

Fire Steel Compatible: No

Flex Grade: Stiff

Serrated Edge: No

Serrated Spine: No

Handle Material: Wood

Handedness: Left Handed, Right Handed

Edge Protection: Polymer Sheath

Sheath Orientation: Left, Right

Fit for Children: No

MOLLE-compatible: No

Floating: No

  1. This design has been repeated in several sizes by several Mora knife makers for well over a century. It epitomises “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” A timeless, truly classic Scandinavian design. I own several dozen and it is my most often gifted Mora knife that is always welcomed and appreciated.

    Gal Jones

  2. If I could only own 1 knife for all things indoors and out, this would be it. I purchased 2 of these perhaps 25 years ago at the ridiculously low price of $9. They are super strong and take on an unsurpassed edge with nothing more than a few strokes on a ceramic rod. I use it to clean fish and game, make wood shavings for a fire. carve a pumpkin, split a tough gourd for cooking, maintaining lines on my sailboat and other uses too numerous to mention. It is due to this knife that I have also acquired several MORA kitchen and carving knives and intend to buy more. Maybe I’m partial to my genetics, but I think Swedish steel, and therefore Swedish cutlery is the best in the world. I just wish there was more availability in the US without being overpriced.

    Gregory Thomas Sarafin

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New Morakniv Classic knives vs previous

The previous Morakniv Classic No. 1 and No. 2 had a glued tang, something that was due to that we used the same blade for the Morakniv 510, old Morakniv 511 and the HighQ collection (same blade as Classic No 1) as well as for the Morakniv 521, Morakniv 711, Morakniv 911, Morakniv Companion and more that had the same blade as the Morakniv Classic No. 2. The new collection Morakniv Classic knives have a full rat-tail tang that runs through the handle completely and is riveted at the back-end. You can also see some traces from the woodturning machine making the handles, as its previous version had a cross pressed into the wood to get the torque when milling the handle. It has been replaced with a diamond-like shape that we refer to as our rhomb, a design pattern on our knives.

The edge angles and blade shapes are basically the same, only the new Morakniv Classic No 3 has a slightly shorter blade, than the previous one.

Also keep in mind that the sizes and shapes always have varied some between the different knife manufacturers and also over time, and as we are the only ones left we made our new Morakniv Classic knives to honour all the knife manufacturers that ever was in Mora.

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